Featured 2018 Utah Gathering Photos and Trip Reports

Discussion in 'Gatherings and On-the-Hill Meetups' started by Tony S, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Photo from the party with about 70% of the group that was in attendance for the week.
    Editing the placeholder post to include this picture so its easy to find.
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  2. jgiddyup

    jgiddyup Asst. Gathermeister--Utah Skier Team Gathermeister

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    Ok @Tony S properly shamed me into posting the two pics I got from today here:P


    @mgiddyup with the wonderful @AmyPJ Snowbasin 1 Mar followed by the Moose getting hit by heavy snow as we were leaving around 1:30


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  3. jgiddyup

    jgiddyup Asst. Gathermeister--Utah Skier Team Gathermeister

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    Michel at Snowbird Center while we picked up our passes. Wicked windy but the storm hasn't arrived yet.


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  4. MarkP

    MarkP Getting on the lift Skier

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    Day One (not including travel)

    Morning view from our deck up in Moose Hollow.
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    Snowbasin

    Took a while to get the crew out the door and to the resort. 8 guys from 29 to 61, intermediate to expert, 2 new to our mini gathering. I got my Mountain Collective Pass without problem and everyone else picked up their week in advance online purchase passes.

    Only 3 lifts were running, Littlecat, Becker and Wildcat, all other lifts on wind hold, but everyone was hopeful that more would open. They did tease us twice during the day by running the Needles Gondola, but that was only to rotate people at the upper mountain lodge.

    Even with only about 20% of the mountain open, We had a mostly good day. Moderately crowded in the morning since the real estate was limited. Snow on-trail was decent, thin in the trees. Temperature in the low 30s. Wind gusts could be felt near the top of Wildcat. Crowd thinned around lunchtime as hopes dimmed on getting more of the mountain opened. Light snow started after lunch.

    The Moose (okay, this is an end of day shot, but belongs near the beginning of the story)
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    Son#1 waiting for the laggards on the first run.
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    Favorite landscape shot
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    First casualty of the trip.
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    In a lift line, no less. 2:30pm at Wildcat. 4 not quite sober guys come barreling 'round the plastic slowdown barrier and ram into me and my son. No bodily damage, but after the untangling, one of my poles didn't survive. The guy was apologetic and reimbursed me for the poles. But my plan to experiment with different lengths, as was discussed in another forum, ended prematurely. The worst part of the incident was one the other guys laughing and saying "you ski at your own risk." Wish I would have thought of a comeback about the skier responsibility code at the time.

    I'll have to check on whether I can get a replacement lower section. Would hate to scrap out the sticks.

    Tomorrow, Powder Mountain if the winds mellow, otherwise will stay on the ground with some cross country skiing.
     

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  5. SKI-3PO

    SKI-3PO Out on the slopes Skier

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    Good job matching the logo Michel.
     


  6. AeroSKI5150

    AeroSKI5150 MikeChuckNorris Skier

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    :beercheer: Y'all have fun out there and save some snow... Neill and I will be there in a week!!! One of these days our schedules will re-align with a Gathering!
     
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  7. MarkP

    MarkP Getting on the lift Skier

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    Nice pics. By the look of your moose shot we could have crossed paths.
     
  8. Unpiste

    Unpiste Booting down Skier

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    Short of simply explaining the responsibility code (or if the message does't get across), the best comeback I can think of at that point is calling for the lift attendant to radio ski patrol. That, or make the message literally loud and clear enough that everyone in earshot will know what's going on. Sounds like this group did not belong on the mountain, and needed some educating as to why.

    Glad everyone is okay.
     
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  9. Drahtguy Kevin

    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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  10. Tony

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    One picture of young skiers doing aerial off jump in middle of mogul course at Park City on Friday. IMG_5593.JPG

    And one of a T-shirt at Roosters on 25th St. in Ogden. Last time I was there was during SLC Olympics. They also had shirts that said first wife, second wife, sister wife and I tried polygamy in Utah. IMG_5607.JPG
     
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  11. Rainbow Jenny

    Rainbow Jenny Getting off the lift Skier

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    Sorry for the encounter with such an idiot but glad to hear only your pole is a casualty. Black Diamond sells replacement in their SLC headquarter, but I don’t think you have BD poles, hard to see on my phone. Stay safe.
     
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  12. ADKmel

    ADKmel Turning Skier

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  13. Philpug

    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Getting close.
     
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  14. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    Retro ski display at the b&b I'm at...

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  15. Matchstix

    Matchstix Skis with cameras Skier

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    Had a great day at Brighton with @Tony S @mdf, and @JohnL and @Gary Stolt later in the day. Mosty skied various trees off of the Snake Creek and Crest Express. Found some nice snow in some of the tighter trees, it was nice to get back in the groove after not skiing since the last Gathering!

    Here's today's single photo, Tony, John and my dad are bottom right. I've got the DSLR pack with me too, will probably bring it out Monday or Tuesday.

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  16. Drahtguy Kevin

    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    Made it. C’mon snow!
     
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  17. Philpug

    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Dibs on the The Ski Black Magik and the Head Yahoo
     
  18. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    I thought it was interesting that the white Cortinas have never been drilled... They're basically brand new.
     
  19. MarkP

    MarkP Getting on the lift Skier

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    They're Yukon Charlie Carbon Trekkers. The name has changed slightly and the graphics on the upper section are different, but the lower section looks identical in the picture. I've emailed their customer service.
     
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  20. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald My Sunset View Skier

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    Pie'r Us
    (L-R)My ski pal Drew,Kevin. Mike & Tony.
    Thanks guys for a fun evening!
     
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